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PostPosted: Tue 24 Sep, 2019  Reply with quote

New member here- I'm not sure if this quite qualifies as flying but it seems like gravity in my dreams is altered, to about 3/4 or so when I try to move. I've managed to grow dragonfly-like wings at least twice and fly by flapping my arms several times. In addition there would by gliding after jumping from a high place, I guess, and assistance from something like an invisible jetpack from my shoulder-blades. I haven't had much luck summoning any flying assists in ND 's or DILD 's besides just flapping my arms. I haven't had much luck summoning many objects besides a knife from my back pocket either, so any info on creation of objects or shaping of the environment would be appreciated.

Current LD goal(s): conjure knife from pocket consistently
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Re: Different styles of flying
PostPosted: Mon 25 Nov, 2019  Reply with quote

CrazyStickFigure wrote:
So, waking up this morning from a flying session, I had a thought. A lot of people have trouble flying as well as our good flyers. SO, I was thinking that maybe we can come up with different styles of flying to help flyers-in-training. If you have a suggestion, say it here, and it will be tested by me next time I'm lucid, which happens every few days. It would also be nice if we could get other people to test these. I'm just asking to try flying like this for a minute, then continue on with your dream, that's all.

Results: yes
A lot of people use swimming to fly. I myself use it to take off. To be good at this, you really can't just swim and expect to go somewhere. You have to want it. You have to make yourself go forward. This is a slow method of flying all the time, but it's good for taking off, if you can use this really launch yourself.

Spread your arms
Results: yes
This is really only good for gliding, not flying. You can however use it to take off like a plane.

Results: yes
This can accelerate you very well, but it has crap for steering. This could be used to go fast, then switch to something else.

Transverse wave
Results: yes
I have tried this many times. You can't take off with it, because that's not how it works. Basically, you just let yourself move along this path with little effort. If you dont know what a transverse wave is: ~ At least, that's the best I can give you. Somewhere on Newgrounds is a video about a Lakitu giving Mario a physics lesson, and he talks about transverse waves. In my results, this is very slow and very hard. OBSOLETE!

Results: yes
For this, you just put your hands by your side and just take off/fly with only mind power. Taking off is kinda hard, and you'll probly just start doing transverse wave. Flying is kinda hard, but diving in through something, say a window or mirror, is pretty easy, and easy to steer. I only use this when I dive to or through something when I'm already flying.

Object assistance
Results: yes
A lot of novice flyers use this to help them fly, and it works for just about everyone. First, imagine something that will help you fly (say, a jetpack). Use this object to fly, and you're flying.

Results: yes
By popular demand, this gets its own category. This includes growing wings. Do you really need an explanation?

Super jump
Results: eh
You can't really use this to fly, but you can use it to take off. Basically, you jump really high, and start flying. I have superjumped around in a few dreams, but never used it to take take off. It worked for 521 tho. Kudos for the idea, xxx521xxx!

Results: eh
You step up stairs that aren't there, and when you're high, start flying. Another good idea by xxx521xxx

Imagine it
Results: eh
You imagine yourself flying, and fly. Not much to it.

Falling that way
Results: no
Try changing gravity for you so that you fall the way you want to go

Results: no
Control the "air" around in your dream, as if you were airbending (like from Avatar) and make the air force you into the air and wherever you want to go.

And that's all I have for now. I would really like someone to share their own data about these and fill in my blanks. More techniques would also be appreciated.

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